Cultures can, and do, ruin our countries, in turn damage our livelihoods
Culture consists of abstract ideas, values, and perceptions of the world, that inform and are reflected in people’s behaviour. It is shared by members of a society and produces behaviour that is intelligible to other members of that society. We are all born into a social and cultural setting such as family, community, social class, language, religion etc. Because of the different cultures with different sets of behaviour or ways of living, we are most of the time in conflict with each other, as whatever is said, done or practiced, will always be viewed by the other as incorrect. These are called cultural issues, that lead to cultural conflicts, because we are not willing to understand each other’s diversity in culture, not allowing us to live the life that should be lived and not survived and in turn giving rise to such things as RACISM, SEGREGATION, etc.
We don’t have to forget our cultures, but to be able to live our lives together as one, in love, peace and harmony, there is one thing that we all have to be flexible with, and that is called “CULTURAL EXCHANGE”. When we interact, we should accept each other for who and what we are and can offer, in turn enriching ourselves by complimenting each other for each one’s strengths, using these as a fortification means to seal our relationship. We have to realize up front, that it doesn’t matter, who you are, how good, bad or ugly you might be, none of us are perfect, but we all possess different strengths, that can be put together to bring our dreams to fruition. Everyone has something or other to offer, and that is why we get upset and create a conflict, knowing that it’s not just that other person that is correct, but so are we. Both have something to offer, constructively. If we can accept that both sides have something different to offer, then all will be fine. Do not just look at what you see bad on the other side, rather detect the good and try to bring the bad to spec. it works both ways.
I would say that, if it’s important for us to maintain and practice our cultures, lets rather do it within our own environment, in our homes, otherwise we will never stop creating cultural conflicts, that are triggered off by the cultural differences between individuals in an organization or during individual interaction. To live, remember that we must live in the one and only, “THE REAL WORLD” not the cultural world. No one can live in two different worlds at the same time. THINK ABOUT IT!
What we think worked yesterday, does not necessarily work today, hence we must make changes, and those should first be cultural changes, otherwise we are doomed. Just look at the state of the world. No one can understand the other, creating conflicts, in turn eradicating love, peace and harmony out of this world.
You might ask! Why can’t I be accepted for whom I am? Great question! but so does the other party pose the same question, hence leaving us back where we started. Maybe stubbornness takes its toll, not realizing “that two wrongs, don’t make a right”. To me, it is all a matter of being “IN LOVE”, meaning, practicing an abundance of (COMMUNICATION, UNDERSTANDING, TRUST AND RESPECT). Guaranteed that this is the only formula. Start off by changing your own little world. Try it out! You shall see what I mean.
THE CHOICE IS YOURS AND IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO CHANGE, YOU SHALL REMAIN IN LIMBO, FORGETTING THAT ITS THAT CHANGE FOR THE BETTER IN OUR LIVES, THAT ENRICHES OUR LEGACY.